In the Mountains of Karabakh

A war-ravaged former Soviet region tries to recover its winemaking roots
Matt Kettmann
Issue: June 15, 2005

A skinny sprig of Khindogny grapevine, freshly plucked from warm and nourishing soil, is clinging to life on a short knob of rootstock. The sprig, growing inside a dark barn where the smoky air is pierced by rays of light shining through walls riddled with bullet holes, symbolizes hope for the future of the isolated and war-torn region known as Nagorno-Karabakh.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 15, 2005.

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